How do forensic scientists ID people from their teeth?

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How do forensic scientists ID people from their teeth?

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Anonymous 0 Comments

There has to already be an idea of who the dead person might be, then they go to that persons dentist and ask for a copy of the records. They then match the fillings, moldings, or xrays to the jaw and teeth. They look for any similarities or dissimilarities.

Anonymous 0 Comments

DNA can also be extracted from teeth, due to their position in the jaw providing protection.

[Teeth as a source of DNA for forensic identification of human remains](https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1355030613000579)